Introduction: Burned Holes Furniture for Your Garden

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Hi makerfriends!

I'm an Instructable fan since 2010, and I've always wanted to write an instructable. I noticed that there is a new contest called "BURN IT! CONTEST"... What a perfect occasion to start! With this project I'm gonna show you how to burn some logs in order to make this awesome garden furniture that me and my cousin Dave made years ago.

This is my first instructable so please let me know if I wrong something or where I should improve.

I entered in 3 contest, BURN IT contest (guess why), ON THE BUDGET (it's a cheap project) and SMALL PLACES (it's perfect for small gardens or small terraces).
So... if you like my project PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!

PS. Sorry if some photos are unfocused but I took all of them years ago with a scrap camera.

NOTICE! Pay attention working with fire. Me and Dave are not responsible of any damages caused by fire on people, goods or places. If you are under 21 years old, let your parents do all the job.

Step 1: TOOLS NEEDED

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For this awesome project you are gonna need:

_ some logs (depending on how many chairs/tables you want to make)

_ a chainsaw

_ a knife

_ a lighter (or fire starter)

_ big wood auger

Step 2: THE CHAIRS

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The chairs (or better the stools) are simply logs with two crossed and burned lines.

Once you cut the log at the desired height (I made them 50cm long), you have to cut two crossed line, right as you can see in the first picture. Then you have to start a little fire in the middle of the cross. All the fire sparkles are going to fall down in the center of the log burning the cuts. In order to help them, you can insert 4 little pieces of wood, like in photo4.

At the end, after 2 hours, you should obtain something like my fifth photo.

Repeat this step for all the other stools that you want to realise.

Step 3: THE TABLE

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Cut the log for the table higher than the chairs, and then with a big hand auger bit, drill a hole perpendicular to the log.

Now you have to start burning the hole leaving it perpendicular to the floor, remembering to change side every 30 minutes. After 2 hours, the hole should have become bigger, and it should shut off by itself (like for the stools).

Repeat the process for the second hole, but (just for appearance) drill it perpendicular to the first one.

Step 4: ROLL THEM FREQUENTLY

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It's very important to roll them almost every 30 minutes, so in this way the holes's diameter will become similar on both side.

Once you burn also the second hole, place it for just 5 minutes in the stand position (vertically), this will burn the part between the two holes, and you will obtain something like the first picture.

Again... REMEMBER TO ROLL THE LOG EVERY 30 MINUTES.

Step 5: SMOOTH ALL THE HOLES AND THE SHARP EDGES

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Once you've done all the pieces, let them cool down all the night.

I also suggest you to smooth all the edges with a knife, in this way there will not be anymore sharp edges, or annoying chips.

Step 6: ENJOY YOUR DIY BURNED FURNITURE

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Dave and I made in two days two stools and two tables (one higher with two holes, and one smaller with just one bigger hole). You could also use the holes to keep your bottles, your snacks, or whatever you want.

Now enjoy your drinks on your new awesome garden burned furniture.

I think that this will be also a good conversation argument.

Please VOTE FOR ME IN THE CONTESTS if you like this project.


cheers!
zorzo

Comments

xxlauraxx (author)2015-01-22

Interesting technique and results! And I enjoy your photos.

Congratulations on posting your first Instructable! It's a good one. The only thing I would suggest is including your location and the type of wood you used. I'm a big fan of incorporating location into stories, especially when you've got pics of a forest somewhere on planet Earth. :)

zorzo (author)xxlauraxx2015-01-23

Thanks very much for your support :)

We were in a little wood of my uncle's garden

zorzo (author)xxlauraxx2015-01-23

Thanks very much for your support :)
We were in a little wood of my uncle's garden

Uncle Kudzu (author)2015-01-22

Well, ain't that cool! Thanks for sharing. You get my vote:)

Yeah, I'd love to try this. The finished product looks great.

zorzo (author)Uncle Kudzu2015-01-23

Thanks for the vote!

Please post Here your results;)

zorzo (author)Uncle Kudzu2015-01-22

Thanks for the vote!
Please post Here your results;)

Mindmapper1 (author)2015-01-22

Hi nice project and well documented. Only criticism is the lack of safety controls when using a chainsaw etc. Come on boys use your common sense to protect yourselves.

zorzo (author)Mindmapper12015-01-23

Thanks ;) you are right! Safety comes before all the rest... Anyway he use chainsaw almost every day in his job so...

zorzo (author)Mindmapper12015-01-22

Thanks ;) you are right! Safety comes before all the rest... Anyway he use chainsaw almost every day in his job so...

crashd (author)2015-07-19

wonderful idea!

mpmuebles (author)2015-04-12

good work man

bahi (author)2015-02-03

Nice forniture! Looks good!

3366carlos (author)2015-01-31

awesome. I agree with safety equipment comment.

Prusker (author)2015-01-26

Shame on you, zorzo.

PowellMade (author)2015-01-25

You can even sit down on them when your done great idea!

vdvoort (author)2015-01-23

I'm just curious is your idea based on Ausgebrannt furniture series Created by Kasper Hamacher? I also made a stool this way and it's really fun to do, haven't made an instructable though.

zorzo (author)vdvoort2015-01-23

Hi vdvoort! Mmm nah:) ad i wrote in the Ible, we Made it years ago and we still don't know anything about ausgebrannt furniture
P.S. post Here your result anyway ;)

evgheniij (author)zorzo2015-01-23

This is not your idea and even photos are not yours, they are snapshots from original video http://youtu.be/zDjFghKPrEg

paul dito (author)evgheniij2015-01-24

Great video, thanks for the link!

zorzo (author)vdvoort2015-01-23

Hi vdvoort! Mmm nah:) ad i wrote in the Ible, we Made it years ago and we still don't know anything about ausgebrannt furniture
P.S. post Here your result anyway ;)

Raitis (author)2015-01-23

Had been looking for a reason to make these since I first saw them made by Kaspar Hammacher and was thinking about the burn it contest as well, but since you beat me to it, have my vote! :D

I'm still contemplating about a blacker interpretation of these however...

crispernakisan (author)2015-01-22

Nice!

zorzo (author)crispernakisan2015-01-23

Thanks!

zorzo (author)crispernakisan2015-01-23

Thanks!

seamster (author)2015-01-22

This is a really neat idea, and something I've never seen before.

I've got an old log that's been waiting to be turned into something interesting. Hmm... Thank you for sharing this!

zorzo (author)seamster2015-01-23

Thanks for the appreciation! Remember to post Here your "i made it" photos

zorzo (author)seamster2015-01-22

Thanks for the appreciation! Remember to post Here your "i made it" photos

sixsmith (author)2015-01-22

I was going to vote, because this is really neat. But I don't see a vote button on this instructable. Have you entered it in the contest yet?

zorzo (author)sixsmith2015-01-23

Yes i'm sure ;) please retry.

Maybe try also to refresh the page! Thanks for the vote

zorzo (author)sixsmith2015-01-23

Yes i'm sure ;) please retry.

Maybe try also to refresh the page! Thanks for the vote

zorzo (author)sixsmith2015-01-22

Yes i'm sure ;) please retry.
Maybe try also to refresh the page! Thanks for the vote

dcq32 (author)2015-01-22

May inquire discretely as to why a young version of Vladimir Putin appears in your title photo?

zorzo (author)dcq322015-01-22

Ahahahaha LOL it's not Putin :D it's my cousin dave!! LOL in summer everyone he meets says the same thingXD

esuhov (author)zorzo2015-01-23

It's

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwRlx8hVI-CFv_E-v5s84Q

aisi25 (author)2015-01-22

I like the technique ... Thanks

zorzo (author)aisi252015-01-22

Thanks to appreciate it

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